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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Other forms of thinking may start out being easier but will most likely end up in ____ places.
(a) Dark.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Confusing.
(d) Many different.

2. Bacon states that man can only obey _____ causes.
(a) God's.
(b) Man's.
(c) Nature's.
(d) Philosophy's.

3. The first part of the work is to equip the intellect to do which of the following?
(a) Move forward.
(b) Question itself.
(c) Be rebuilt.
(d) Process information.

4. Which Biblical person was condemned for illicit moral knowledge?
(a) Jesus.
(b) Eve.
(c) Judas.
(d) Adam.

5. The fifth part includes things Bacon had discovered through the ordinary use of ______.
(a) Intellect.
(b) Observation.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Logic.

Short Answer Questions

1. It is stated that the author believes that men tend to misunderstand their _____.

2. Since the observer is ____, he must look to history for similar observations.

3. The only way out of ____ is to build a plan of inquiry.

4. What adjective is used to describe this particular course of inquiry?

5. Part of the reason for the movement was to show that the knowledge in _____ was stagnant.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Bacon explain why it was necessary to observe everything?

2. Bacon says that there is only way out of stagnation. What is it and why is it important?

3. What is Francis Bacon's main complaint about people realizing their strengths and weaknesses?

4. What is the opinion of the average man regarding the advancement of sciences?

5. What was the fault of the ancients regarding philosophy?

6. Explain the fourth, fifth and sixth parts of the text.

7. Explain the third part of the work and its connection to phenomena.

8. What is the role of the modern logician? What does Bacon want to change about the process?

9. What happens to cause the wanderers to be confused and lost?

10. Why did Bacon believed that it was pointless to argue simple human observation?

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